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potts joins us from washington with more on how the president plans to rescue the economy. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. today the president will deliver that speech in a state where one of his harshest critics is from, republican leader john boehner, and from a region that's been hit hard by unemployment. the president's expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy, individuals earning over $200,000 and couples over the $250,000. plus, he wants to spend $50 billion on transportation projects and create $200 billion in business tax breaks, allowing small businesses to write off capital investments next year, giving them more cash to hire new workers. >> we're talking investments in tomorrow that are creating hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs right now. >> all of it paid for by ending tax breaks for big companies. republicans say it's the wrong approach. >> i don't think the american people want any more stimulus spending coming out of washington. we need to get our arms around the out-of-control spending. >> it's a pro-business agen
is for this morning's commute. >>> time is now 6:00. it is a back to work tuesday this week after many of us enjoyed a long labor day weekend. thank you very much for waking up with us, i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin thomas. ria has a quick look at the forecast. >> things will be cooling down today. right now, mid 50s. but there is some drizzle ahead in the forecast. i'll have all the details coming up in a bit. >>> the man accused of shooting a fremont police officer is set to appear in an alameda superior court today. christie smith is like in oakland with what's ahead in court for andrew barrientos. good morning. >> reporter: he is expected to answer to the ten felony charges against him including attempted murder. and the stakes are high in this. if andrew barrientos is convicted on all the counts, he could face life in prison. now, investigators say barrientos admitted shooting an officer but says he didn't know the victim was, in fact, police officer todd young of the fremont police department. police say the 20-year-old fired ten shots at plainclothes police officers part of a major crime ta
. >> i still like it here. i just want us to be safer. >> reporter: you can't blame samuels for thinking her complex was, indeed, safer after a string of assaults earlier this summer, police arrested the man they say was responsible, antonio mouton. he now sits in jail, held there by $12 million bail. what's more, following the assaults, the complex's management increased the number of security guards working at the park regency. still, at around 6:00 last night, a 27-year-old woman called the sheriff's office to report she had been sexually assaulted. >> as she opened her door and entered her apartment, someone came in behind her and forced his way in. >> reporter: the contra costa sheriff's department believes this is not evidence that the park regency complex is unsafe. they do, after all, have security guards, a neighborhood watch, and security cameras. what this latest assault proves to them, though, is that no one, regardless of their circumstances should ever take their safety for granted. >> the bottom line is you can never lower your guard, and this type of incident can happen a
to stick around with us. >> good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm garvin thomas, in for brent cannon. >> want to get right to the forecast with rob. a little cool out there. >> it is cool out there, and some unusual sights seen on our satellite radar this morning as we widen out for you. take a look at that. this is the reason it's going to feel like november today. we've got a november-like system dropping in over the sierra. for the bay area, it's wringing out some drizzle and some spotty light rain for your morning. as we head towards the afternoon, our temperatures not warming up a lot at all. 67 degrees, san jose. 64 in oakland, and near 60 in san francisco. we'll let you know if we're going to see any big changes for the weekend ahead as things finally try to warm up. have that if for you in a few minutes. >>> new this morning, thousands of east bay students will be able to stay in their schools. while you were sleeping last night, the richmond city council voted to keep the doors open at three of the city's schools. nbc bay area's christie smith is live in richmond. she
homeowners sifting through what used to be their belongings in their homes, how do you put a price on that? live in san bruno, traci grant nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> more examples of victimizing the victims. you see it after every disaster. now san bruno police tell us they've arrested four people trying to get free food and other help by posing as victims of the explosion. police say bianti taylor tried to cash in tuesday. they have not been charged, but two other women were arrested for trying to pass themselves off as victims and get aide as well. heightened concerns about the smell of gas prompted the evacuation as two bay area schools today. portollo elementary is located less than a mile from the explosion. firefighters and pg&e workers were called out. it turned out there wasn't a leak, but parents praised the school's quick actions. >> just the principal smelled a little bit of gas, and he's very smart to take the precaution and evacuate the school. especially where we're in the area where the gas pipe explosion occurred. so they evacuated the school, everything was done
by his wife's death. >>> another silicon valley soap opera unfolding right before us, and this time the star of it is mark hurd. "nbc bay areas's" business reporter scott budman first here and on the web has this for us. boy, has the oracle turned scott. >> reporter: it was a surprise when so quickly after hurd left hp former ceo mark hurd was hired on as president of oracle. now thanks it a lawsuit filed against hurd by hp the job may not be his, at least not right away, and it seems the two companies will not be so close from here on out. hp claims that hurd knows too much about hp's inner workings to go to work for a competitor like oracle. although the two companies have worked closely for more than two decades, recent purchases have made them competitors and it's common for executives like hurd to sign confidentiality agreements, especially when collecting by severance payments. as for the stock market, well, it seemed to like oracle's take. oracle shares up about 6% today in the midst of all this hp fell slightly. overall, banking concerns cutting the recent rally off at four
is the way for us to make a living in california. that is so true. can you imagine if none of us were able to have any child care, how that would impact california, their jobs, our jobs what we are doing? it would be big loss. >> reporter: parents are praying lawmakers act soon so their kids can keep going to class and they can keep working. >> pass the budget, do it now, think of us. >> reporter: many bay area preschools have taken out loans to stay afloat but with the state budget now three months overdue, they simply can't hang on much longer. live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. >>> budget delay drags on. governor schwarzenegger and top lawmakers did not hold any budget talks for a second straight day. pechbs reform remains a key issue in the stalemate it has been 91 days since the state blew past what could cynically be referred to as a budget deadline and a week since leaders announce old on a framework for the budget. >>> gubernatorial candidate meg whitman on damage control tonight. she suddenly find herself fighting allegations she had an und
on this labor day across the bay area. thank you very much for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin, brent, laura and rob have the morning off. we want to get to ria taormina with the forecast. >> you know who else has off? the clouds. there aren't any outside. clear skies throughout the bay area, even along the coast where they are pretty much just about every day. it's going to be hot inland today, mid to higher 90s. sunny at the ocean beaches, the 70s. >> right now the mid to higher 50s, 56 in oakland, 58 in san jose. not much of a difference from yesterday except to the north bay where things are warmer. as the morning goes on, it will be a good one. the winds are to the very much at all. nothing to speak of. and things will be warming up quite nicely today because there are no clouds along the coast and not much of a sea breeze either. things will be different for tomorrow. back to you. >> thanks. this morning police and volunteers will continue their tedious search through a landfill looking for the body of a man, he could be the fifth victim in a killing spree last week. chri
. thank you very much for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin thomas. brent and laura are off this morning so is rob. ria taormina is here with the forecast. >> those warm temperatures are gone along with labor day. some crisp numbers in today. not quite as high. right now the mid 50s. 55 in san francisco. 57 oakland. 50 in san jose. just about the same it was this time yesterday. a bit warmer in the north bay. but as the day goes on, things will be changing. winds are not bad. a bit more breezy than this time yesterday. i'll have more coming up and more weather. >> thank you very much. >>> new this morning, it could cost you more to settle up to the bar, one bay area city san francisco supervisors are talking about charging you more for alcohol. bob redell is live in san francisco with a look at what that could mean for your next cocktail. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, kris. this is a proposed tax that could trickle down and make a night out on the town here in san francisco a bit more expensive for you, your date, your friends, whoever you are taking o
chairs. there's also an important warning to parents of newborns who use popular sleep positioners to keep their babies in place at night. federal officials say you should stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. >>> plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. but this is ridiculous. the all glass facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray at the hotel's pool that is hot enough to melt plastic. one person at the pool said he had his hair singed from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with torrential rains and the threat of flooding on the east coast. the weather channel's jim cantore is in wilmington, north carolina, with more. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. something we haven't seen in a while, drizzle. we've had about a third of our normal rainfall we have in a year in just three days. 20 inches of rain, and you can see how high the water got here. traffic is moving now, but this is the debris line, these pine needles and leaves and whatnot because the water rose very quickly. let's take y
or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikers still being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. we'll have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor i
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
. natalie morales will join us for a live report. >>> what's it like to be a member of a polygamist family? one man and his four wives are here in the studio to talk about it in a live interview. >> let us begin with a check of the top stories. >> thank you so much. good morning. >>> in the news this morning, president obama challenging world leaders to support a peace deal and if they do, he says, it may lead to a new member of the u.n. an independent state of palestine living in peace with israel by this time next year. on wednesday the president said the u.s. will continue to help developing countries but instead of buying short-term solutions, he said, the focus will be more on diplomacy and investment to help nations prosper. >>> nato confirms the taliban commander has been captured in southern afghanistan. the commander helped supply militants in the area with money for weapons. >>> in iowa egg producer testified before congress on wednesday apologized for salmonella outbreak that sickened 1600 people and led to a massive egg recall. a second egg producer took the fifth amendment. >>
. >> that was one of the most devastating moments. they tore us apart. three different cells. i screamed all night long. that was when it hit me that we were in prison. >> shourd says they were in iraq's culture and there was nothing on their hike to indicate they were crossing to iran. shourd's mother was in the audience and they talked about their bond. >> there was only one day that i just gave up. i didn't get out of bed, didn't eat. just cried. didn't speak to the guards. i had to pick myself up and keep going for my mom and for everyone else that loved me and for god. that's what makes you not give up. shourd said she hopes that her fiance and friend will be released as well and added that she has no animosity toward iran's president and hopes to meet with him this week while he's in new york. >>> the clean-up has begun in san bruno. crews spent the day removing the rubble left behind from three of the 35 homes destroyed. workers sprayed the homes with water to prevent dangerous materials from entering the air. >> it's difficult. i mean, it's two weeks after the event and now, we are going i
tell us about another for tomorrow, but we're going to kick things off with rob who's been tracking the numbers. really high in some spots. >> in this case, record melting numbers. we're in san jose in the shade and i can show you here that in the shade here after 6:00, we are still close to 87 degree. the numbers we saw today in term of high temperatures, quite surprising. let's take a look at the maps. the records broken today, santa cr cruz, 103. san francisco, that broke a record. san jose, 96. this is a classic case of high pressure taking warmer air inland. statewide, a new high in l.a. of 113 degrees. looking at the temperatures now, plenty of 90s. 103 in gilroy. no signs of a sea breeze, which is impacting the air qualifity. let's show you what you can expect in terms of the winds. we're waiting for sea breeze to pick up. it's just not there this evening. the wind slightly onshore. as you can see, the headlines we have tomorrow morning, we're going to get off to a warm start. mostly 60s. high temperatures soaring into the 100s. george joins us and it's not just the heat, but
. >>> but let us begin this morning with that strong storm system that's causing a lot of problems down in florida this morning. the weather channel's jim can torre is in ft. lauderdale. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, too, matt. we've already had about 1 to 3 inches of rain. we may see a few rainfall records slip by the wayside. the good news is, so far, that rain has come at a steady enough pace where it hasn't caused too many flooding problems. but that may not be the case this afternoon as the storm gets a little bit closer to us, maybe gets a little more organized. we could see more of that heavy rain move through. and it's really at the time of these rain bands where we get 1 to 2 inches of rain where we could see the street flooding, and that's what officials are telling people. watch out. when that water starts ponding on the roads and these pumps and canals can't handle all this, this is where we'll have tie-ups on a lot of these roadways. so far, so good. it hasn't been a heavy rain event so far that we can't handle it, but as we go on through t
to honor cindy tran, ricardo sales, segundia allen and marcaito smart. they wanted to use this as a lesson. >> we are not judgmental. we are not here to judge people for what they have done. we're here to promote the peacefulness within our community. >> he loved deeply, and his life was complex for him, and he just cracked. and that doesn't make him a bad person. >> police say valdemoro and tran were romantically linked. trans sons said the two no longer had a relationship and rumor's love triangle were false. >>> a livermore father will be officially charged wednesday with stabbing his son 11 time during a late-night fishing trip this weekend. police say gary gomez took his wife's son and two of his sons friends fishing late on sunday. he reportedly got upset when one of the friends said they had to go home around 2:00 in the morning and ended up getting into a fight with his son. according to police, the boy was stabbed 11 times. his wife was stabbed at least once. gomez also tried to puncture the family's van as the family and wife drove away. none of the injuries are life threatening.
before he's able to share it with us. live in south san jose, damien trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> this attack certainly serves as a reminder to serve extra precautions with trail running and here are some safety tips from police. be aware of your surroundings. don't wear head phones. vary your route. don't run the same trails every day. carry whistle with you, and whenever possible, jog with someone else. >> pg&e executives today acknowledge they have to rebuild trust with their customers following that explosion of that undergrad gas pipeline in san bruno. in a news conference, company leaders announced the release of a list of the company's 180s riskiest sessions of gas transmission lines. utility has also set up a hot line so customers can call and find out if their homes are within 500 feet of a line. pg&e says winning that customer confidence is vital. >> we believe that the best way to do that is to provide you all with the facts. get the facts out there and be transparent and be open. >> they might have about each one of these things. >> pg&e operates more than 6,000 mi
will use her population and influence in six states where democratic candidates are in a little bit of trouble. this as lisa murkowski is being accused of trying to split up the republican party in alaska by running as a write-in candidate to save her senate seat. then, of course, there's delaware, where christine o'donnell says she's taking advice on all the controversy surrounding her from sarah palin. we're going to have more on all of this coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> talking about controversy, also had that bitter custody battle between mel gibson and his ex-girlfriend, oksanna aggressivera. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksanna behind it all? this morning for the first time, her attorneys speak out. >>> and on tuesday we told you about that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. so how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we'll hear from them and talking to that win withing teen from wales as she joins for a live interv
's why one man told us today, that he is not letting any companies into his house until he has personally spoken to pg & e about them. another woman had an appointment with servepro and they didn't shoip. live, tracy grant, nbc bay area news. >> thanku, an e, & e documents sevealed there are fourunroe at hi ghri tsg or f aee wrehek or at nbca.ayre a line 132, the peipelin ieln s br or neliblbl.ew. line 1,13 south bay/sacramento delta. line 107o t livermore. line 108 runs to sacramento. >> emotional good by for a mother and daughter who died in the san bruno explosion. ♪ ♪ >> hundreds turned out for the funeral mass at a church in san francisco to honor jacqueline greg and her 13-year-old daughter. classes were chanced so students could attend. people spoke of their memories of the mother and daughter. >> who were jackie and genessa. jackie greg, beautiful mother, and loving wife. dead kate e dedicated, passional. strong, in fell gent. genessa, the epitome of innocence and love. a tour de force with character and personality. >> jacqueline's husband and eldest daughter were not home a
anything. >> meredith. >> beth holloway's attorney is with us. >> hey, meredith. >> this came as a total surprise to you as well, she never told you she was going down to peru? >> she had already been down there a couple days before i knew she was there. >> why wouldn't she tell you? you're her lawyer. >> i've been her lawyer for five years. she knows i'm very cautious. i think she knew if she asked me what i thought, she might not like the response or ir would ask her to think about it a little more. >> you would have advised her not to do it? >> i think she made up her mind to do it and she didn't want to hear anything to the contrary. >> what did she tell you she was going to do there? what was she after? >> she said she went to see joran, she didn't give me any of the substance of what she was going to talk about, the purpose or how she was going to accomplish this, she just wanted me to know that she was down there so i could get her back if something happened. >> this is a maximum security prison, how did she get in there with a dutch television crew? >> i have no idea. >> you don'
date. give us the confidence that we need, not only as a city but also as a resident, that the lines in san jose are well operated and well maintained and that if there was maintenance that needs to be done it gets done. >> reporter: lunch time brings huge crowds to restaurants on the northeast corner of the intersection. long-time businesses like the casa greek cafe say they are concerned about working near a risky pipeline. this he mr. to write a letter to pg&e, urging the power company to fix the pipeline now. >> people are going to hear about, this the more they hear about it the more they will be concerned. so we certainly need to have something done immediately. >> reporter: fellow business owner garcia agrees. he is opening up a new restaurant next moment and says this is news he did not want to hear. >> my reaction to that is not good, especially after what i saw in san bruno, because something like that, that would be be disastrous here. >> reporter: another pipeline in question is in milpitas near 237 and ranch drive. state of san jose tells me it will be meeting with pg&e
. >>> in the bay area first, robbers used sledgehammers and pepper stray in a takeover attack, the likes which police say they have never seen before. >> god in 60 seconds. big city crime hits the town of danville. robbers are with pepper spray and sledgehammers carry out a brazen attack on a home certain. it was so vi lolent, it sent tw employees to the hospital. >> reporter: lisa, danville police said these suspects had to be familiar with this store. from the outside it looks like all they carry is furniture. but these rob berz burst through these door, went right to the jewelry counter and started spraying employees with pepper spray. picking up the pieces, the owner of the home consignment center in danville is cleaning up after a violent home robbery. >> there was the noise of loud booming over all the cases. i didn't know if it was gunfire or glass breaking. >> they quickly figured out the store was being robbed. three people burst into a store while people shopped, sprayed the employees with pepper spray, grabbed some merchandise and wen outside to a waiting van. it all happened in abo
years. with summer behind us and midterm elections ahead of us, president obama hit the road this week to sell the administration's renewed focus on the economy. i spoke with treasury secretary timothy geithner about the plans the president announced this week to spur business innovation. >> i think they can make a very powerful impact. the first order of business is for congress to come and pass this set of very important tax breaks for small businesses. so they can start to hire people back again. once again, be the engine of job creation in this country. second thing, congress can extend the tax cuts that go to middle-class americans so they know today their taxes are not going to go up. those two things themselves are the most important things he can do right now. as you highlighted, you heard from the president today we want to work with congress to put in place a set of additional incentives to encourage investment not just in research and development in the united states but here today and start to rebuild america's infrastructure as well. those things are very important to long
week. a u.s. district judge is considering the state's arguments that new lethal injection regulations will ensure that condemned inmates will not suffer cruel and unusual punishment. executions were suspended in 2006 but next week, a man from southern california is scheduled to be executed, the first of more than 700 inmates awaiting execution on california's death row. >>> new tonight at 5:00, a bay area man is accused of manipulating his mentally disabled girlfriend into prostitution. now is there an all-out search to find him. south san francisco police received a tip claiming that this man, 27-year-old nicholas jerenias advertised sexual services involving his 21-year-old girlfriend on several different websites. investigators found the woman, who verified the story and told police she gave the money she earned to jerenious. anyone with information is asked to call the police. >>> today marked day 83 without a state budget and students are paying the price. community colleges statewide are turning away thousands of students and cutting classes. nbc bay area's damian trujillo is li
. >> reporter: some of it goes to alcohol? >> most of it does. >> reporter: billy uses his disability to check to buy vodka. he is homeless and spends many of his nights in a sleeping bag at u.n. plaza. with the drinking often comes trouble are. >> in trouble, getting fights, yes. getting rolled over by the police. this is in my head here two months ago. i don't remember what happened. >> these are individuals that get picked up by paramedics, in the emergency room, back and forth. some people picked up multiple times a day. >> reporter: called the chronic inebriates, the top 225 of them are draining the city's resources at a cost of $13.5 million each year. that is why he is headed north to search for solutions. he is creating a program where homeless alcoholics live. medical supervision, meals and alcohol are free. dusty wants to create similar pretreatment housing here but he has already attracted many critics. >> i understand that there is some controversy about providing people with alcohol but the potential we can with stabilize people who are really falling through the contracts and cos
. >> we want to get more information on this right now, john yang is in kabul for us with the latest. john, what do you know this morning? >> reporter: good morning, matt, as you say, the nine servicemen dead are americans, nbc news is being told and at least one american civilian is among the three injured. this happened as you say in zabul province in southeastern afghanistan. much of the territory there is controlled by the taliban and coalition forces led by the united states had been stepping up their efforts to take on the taliban in that area, to try to drive them out. this has been the deadliest year for coalition forces, the deadliest year for u.s. forces with today's crash, 351 americans haveied this year. matt? >> john, but as we say, according to american sources the cause of this is still under investigation and yet the taliban has already claimed responsibility. is that the norm in a situation like this? would they normally do something like that? >> reporter: it's very common, matt. as a matter of fact we got the call here at nbc news from a taliban spokesman claiming respon
from a legal standpoint. >> the u.s. constitution says you have a right to do that. period. end of story. the government can't stop you from burning a book. i said i thought it was distasteful, disrespectful, an outrage. i thought it jeopardizes this country and our troops but the constitution protects it. >> gainesville city officials are looking for way way, so far without success, to stop the burning. >> earlier this week, the american commander in afghanistan, general david petraeus warned that the burning could put u.s. troops in danger. the interfaith protest against the burning will be held friday outside of the santa clara administration building in san jose. >>> the only living person connected to an east bay killing spree will soon with be out of jail after a judge lowers his bail. the prosecutors say is that doesn't mean 72 year old charles ridden house has been killed of the killing of his wife and wife's friend, whose bodies were found at his vallejo home. investigators found one body in a bag in a bedroom closet. the other under some bushes in the back yafrd. but s
least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> up next, bypassing the passport. how thieves are getting hold of your personal information, what you can do to protect yourself. >> making the grade. a bay area school is taking center stage in a new report. >>> and a popular bay area trail with an attack. who may be behind it all. good evening. >> take a good look at this photograph. police say the man in this sketch tried to rape a jogger on a popular trail. the woman out running in san jose when she found herself face to face with a would-be rapist. police have put a face on that man. nbc's vicky winn is live with more. what a frightening experience. >> reporter: she suffered scrapes and bruises but managed to fight off her attacker and get away. investigators are hoping someone recognizes the man in that sketch. they believe he may be the same person who raped another jogger last year. take a good look. this is the sketch of the suspect in sunday morning's attempted rape. flyers posted warn people to be aware of their surroundings after a jogger was attacked on the t
causing problems. how long will this heat stick around? my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >>> right now at 11:00, lights back on in the east bay after the heat blows out power for tens of thousands of customers. >>> tough love gone too far or is it a father protecting his daughter? a san jose cop caught in hot water, the fakeáqáu caught on camera. >>> and designer babies, the pricey procedure that's guaranteeing the gender of your choice. has science gone too far? the news right now. >>> the heat is on and causing problems across the bay area. tens of thousands of pg & e customers were in the dark after a major power outage. i'm raj mathai sitting in for diane dwyer. >>> we are live in castro valley where the power is back on. >> reporter: raj, this is normally what the boulevard looks like on a saturday night, a fair amount of traffic mo
. bill mcdermott, co ceo of giant software s.a.p., is my guest this week. plus, using social networking to make social change. and mom and pop investors, read the stock market. a quarter trillion dollars taken out of equities. our reporters this morning, national public radio's laura seidel, and john schwartz of "usa today" this week on "press here." >>> good morning, everyone, i'm scott mcgrew. three companies, motorola, research in motion, and s.a.p. have something in common. or two somethings in common. those three companies have among them six ceos, two each. at motorola, greg brown and sanjay ja and research in motion, mike ls aaeritis and jim mcselly. the reasons behind the double duty vary as much as the companies, and the arrangements certainly wouldn't work everywhere. it's hard to imagine apple having more than one executive in charge. >> i'm very happy to be here today with you all. >> you could certain argue, double chief executives hasn't done much for motorola, which is consequence tamtly in the red. but like many small businesses often run by families or married couples,
protests in tehran, trying to exploited anger against the u.s. because of threats to burn the koran and the controversy over the proposed islamic cultural center near ground zero. president ahmadinejad, blames all this on what he calls a zionist conspiracy. >> translator: we believe there is a minority in the united states and they are zionists. they have no religion. they believe in no religion. >> there are jewish leaders working with muslim leaders to build the cultural center in new york city. there's no evidence of elite what you call zionists groups against it. fidel castro, your old friend, fi dell castro, criticized you for your comments about israel and -- >> translator: i need to talk, to speak. >> excuse me. >> translator: i think you should finish first, and then you should let me explain. >> speak. >> translator: what you see in islamic countries is what the people are against, that ugly behavior. they are not against the people of the united states, they are not against americans. >> we see no evidence that there is any such zionist con spour si. >> reporter: he was eq
. stay with us for continuing coverage of the san bruno explosion. we also have a special section on our website, nbcbayarea.com. >> now to a developing story. a federal judge in san jose lifted a moratorium on executions here in california. a ruling that could put a man in the death chamber next week. the next execution is wednesday at san quentin. it would be the first in california since january of 2006, but the judge is giving that condemned inmate an option regarding the procedure. george kiriyama is live with more on this developing story. george? >> reporter: those against the death penalty are furious with the judge's decision to allow the execution to happen. but the judge believes the state made the necessary changes to go forward. federal judge jeremy has given him a choice of how he wants to die. by a single injection or a three-drug method. the judge in the state should give brown another choice. life. >> we are asking that question. why now? why the rush to execute now? the attorney general is rushing this process and creating legal chaos. there is an enormous amount of unc
-for all of us. >> this is "th cheris matthews show." >> ask not what your country can do for you -- >> i can hear you. kevin: we loved him in the campaign. how is the marriage working out? has the president changed or have we? f.d.r. and clinton knew how to court us all the way. why did this guy stop at the altar? should a presided lea the charge against his foes? is it cool for barack obama to go face to face with the tea party set or does it help bring him down? finally, commander in chief. the book reveals president obama rejected the push for a wider war in afghanistan. they wanted in, he wanted a way out. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today is john heilemann, cynthia tucker, nbc's norah o'donnell and "the washington post" michael gerson. with barely five weeks left before democrats may lose the congress, president obama is trying to fire up the people who sent him but have lost faith. some presidents were the same politicians in office as they were running for office. f.d.r. was, reagan was, clinton was. a moment this week showed the contrast between president
years old and he goes by the nickname of "skyscraper man." he used suction cups to skate building while wearing what resembled a super hero costume without any net and with no wires attached. police did arrest him when he reached the top of the building. good bin has a long history of scaling skyscrapers. he climbed the sears tower, made it to the top of the world trade center's north tower in '83. his main goal is to expose security problemses in tall buildings like this one. >> well, four campaign appearances in one day. and finally, a campaign ad. airing on television. jerry brown's campaign is suddenly in full stride after a great deal of criticism he's been relying on name recognition and not enough pressing the flesh. traci grant is live in oakland. brown didn't have to worry whether this crowd was going to be a friendly one, tracy. >> no, he didn't. these people were very happy to see him. now, labor day is generally known as the start of the final push before the november election. but for jerry brown it seems more like the launch of his campaign. now, behind me are a lot of uni
and beverage distributors who told me, quote, this is not a competitive issue for us. this motion has nothing in it for our protection. if one of our semis is on the highway heading to the retailers, how do we know if he's under the influence? plain and simple, the alcohol industry is trying to kill the competition. their mission is to drive people to drink. it's a heck of a coincidence. they are pedestridling a product is far more dangerous than marijuana. they say not to worry, that smokers are not necessarily shut-ins. >> that's to say that somebody who uses marijuana just oppositsits on the couch and is a pothead and therefore they don't leave the house. >> we'll get involved in this debate in the coming weeks before the election. in hollywood, i'm robert cavalsink. >>> the fight for the don't ask, don't tell policy is far from over. >> this isn't the end of this. we're going to continue to move on. we know we've been blocked procedurally. >> republicans voted unanimously against a major defense policy bill that included a provisional loug gays to serve openly in the military. tonight dem
was there to straighten the boy out using scare tactics, saying "on this occasion the officer was not there as part of an official investigation, but as a concerned parent attempting to navigate the difficult challenges associated with raising a teenager." the boy's family attorney says the officer did not have their permission to use scare tactics. >> so if he's not a part of an official investigation, then he's admitted his own personal misconduct. he should be fired. >> reporter: he also questions why the officer was in full uniform and drove up on his motorcycle. >> you come and you talk to his parents. you don't come in, in your uniform, with your gun, with your taser, with your handcuffs, and browbeat him. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: san jose cop watch is closely following this case. to them the police officer may have been out of line. >> i can understand a father being upset, i can understand why. but to use his police authority in this manner was absolutely out of line. >> reporter: san jose police say they will not discuss details of this case. the officer has been placed on paid admi
. danielle lee shows us how the mistake happened. >> reporter: a ringing phone sunday and on the other end the california transplant donor network. >> i was fighting back tears. >> reporter: they wanted him to donate sean's organs. the only problem, sean barlow, he's right here with me. and he's alive and healthy. >> they thought i was dead. >> reporter: he found out his brother was very much alive, when he called sean's cell in disbelief. >> when i found out more about it, i realized how long they went through this and thought i was dead. i thought, oh, my god. >> reporter: the mistake started here at emmanuel medical center, sean barlow a well known district attorney did die. >> we're required to notify the family in our system that the family member is dead. there are two sean barlow's in our system. the information for the living sean barlow was given. >> will you take any procedural changes to not allow the mistake to happen again. >> we will address how to correct the problem. >> reporter: noble is being a lit more loving than the big brother ever was. >> i told him i loved him proba
with his daughter. one problem, the dad is a police officer and he used handcuffs to make his point. >> tracking really the last few minutes of summer. it's a cool evening. 67 in san jose. breezy, but the seven-day forecast bringsha t hotttes temperatures we've seen all year. we have your full forecast coming up. [ ruiz ] reliable tools started as a brick and mortar store. we sell lathes, mills, high-tech equipment. i had an idea to go ahead and put up a couple of items on ebay, and they brought more than our expectations. meg whitman gave me the tools to expand globally. we sell to australia, india... that big blue machine over there? it's going to malaysia on wednesday. with ebay, she created jobs for millions of people. with meg's creativity, she'll be able to create jobs here in california. i'm mariano ruiz and i'm a meg whitman success story. that's it. that one...right there. exactly how much did the other airlines make off with? ♪ it was like $25. was that one-way? or roundtrip? roundtrip. $50? did you have a second bag? yes. mm! it was $35. that's $120 roundtrip. [ gasps ]
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